Family Owned and Managed
Bili Kids is a small family owned and managed Early Learning Child Care Centre and Preschool, located in Bilambil Heights on the Tweed Coast. Our kids come from the local areas of Bilambil, Bilambil Heights, West Tweed, Tumbulgum and Terranora.
We are a local Tweed Coast family and we took over the ownership and management of the Centre in 2013. Bili Kids was previously operating as Bilambil Early Learning Centre. With a number of years experience in running well recognized and highly accredited child care centres and as parents of two young children we bring a huge amount of knowledge and passion to creating the best child care for your children. The Centre was fully renovated and reinvorgated with a focus on creating natural, light and flexible learning spaces with a great connection to the outdoors.
We value our close relationship with our families and the local community and are very pleased to have continued to build and develop the strong relationship that the Centre has had with the Bilambil and Tweed community for many years. We are also proud to support the local community through various sponsorships including being the Major Sponsor of the Bilambil Community Fair (2014) and our sponsorship of the Bilambil Junior Soccer Club.
Our Child Care Educators
Our outstanding team of educators is Bili Kids’ greatest asset! We pride ourselves on creating a rewarding and happy workplace for our staff. The outcome is a team of child care educators who are passionate, creative, friendly and professional.
Jodie White is our Centre Director. Jodie has been a part of the Bilambil child care community for over 15 years and has a huge passion for creating a wonderful, fun and inclusive environment for all children and their interests. Jodie, together with a wonderful team of highly experienced educators, brings experience, awareness and a strong personal connection to Bili Kids child care centre.
Our dedicated educators are carefully chosen and have the required preschool and early learning educational backgrounds to ensure the highest level of quality education and care. All our educators hold a current Working With Children Check and First Aid certificate, including asthma and anaphylaxis training.
We encourage all of our educators to further their qualifications and regularly provide opportunities to attend workshops, in-house training and conferences.
Our team of passionate educators work together to develop and maintain respectful and responsive relationships with our children and their families, as it is these relationships that provide the building blocks for everything else we do.
Our fully renovated and well-equipped child care centre has a lovely homely feel with natural, light and flexible learning spaces with a great connection to the outdoors.
We love the outdoors at Bili Kids! We have a huge undercover verandah where we can run learning experiences in all weather with plenty of protection from the elements. Our children have their own veggies and gardening patch, a recycling depot to encourage environmental awareness and heaps of natural space to stretch their legs and explore. We have a lovely chill out area for our children who feel like some quiet, relaxing time when outside and a loose parts area to encourage building, exploration and the imagination.
Exceeding National Quality Standard
In 2013 we were extremely proud to be awarded a rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard, after being independently assessed and rated by the federal government via their Office for Early Childhood Education and Care. This rating reflects our commitment to maintaining exceptional standards of child care and quality in everything we do.
Learning Through Play
With an emphasis on early learning through play our Centre program provides an environment for children to explore, investigate, discover and problem-solve while they play and have fun. Both our indoor and outdoor environments here at Bilambil Heights. Bili Kids include many natural and recycled materials to inspire children’s imaginations and creativity. We believe in the importance of children being connected with nature and the outdoors and incorporate these elements into our program.
Our Preschool Program
Bili Kids has a dedicated Preschool Program specifically focused on preparing your child for school. This is a targeted preschool program run by a university qualified early childhood teacher.
This allows your child to attend Bili Kids from baby to school age, maintaining and building on relationships with educators and friends until leaving for school, whilst benefitting from the flexibility of long day care hours. Bili Kids has great relationships with our local schools to ensure a smooth transition to school for all of our children.
Here at Bili Kids we are very lucky to have a unique and fabulous Art Studio in the centre of our indoor space . The Art Studio is a real feature of Bili Kids and encourages creative expression through both educator led and self-selected art activities. Our kids have access to a large variety of art and craft resources many of which are recycled materials. The studio is used at different times by all of our children and is a stimulating learning environment to get creative in!
SMART Board and Computers
Our Preschool Room boasts the inclusion of an electronic SMART board which is used daily to help teach and reinforce a range of literacy and numeracy concepts. The SMART board combines the simplicity of a whiteboard with the functions of a computer and is a great way of introducing our children to technology while overseeing and supporting their learning experience. It is also a great link to ‘big’ school as most kindergarten/prep classrooms now have SMART boards. They are an engaging way to help children learn whilst having heaps of fun.
Extra Curricular Activities
We love giving our children at Bili Kids the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities to foster their interest and learning in new areas. We also believe in inclusion for all our of children. As such, we provide all of our activities, events and regular extracurricular programs to all children at no extra cost to families.
Smallsports is our fantastic sports skills program, run by an Early Childhood Health & Physical Education Provider. The SmallSports program run at Bili Kids is a non-competitive, fun, play and curriculum based and suitable for both boys and girls. The program is designed specifically for teaching 2 to 5 year olds and introduces your child to all major ball sports.
Throughout the year we also have many visiting performers and educational shows at Bili Kids, all provided at no extra cost. A few examples include Hello Africa, Wildlife Rangers and The Big Red Box of Magic. We also have visits each year from our local Fire Brigade and Police Officers, as well as other council based initiatives such as Pat and Play and Wipe Out Waste. During the year we have lots of special events and fun days, such as Circus Day, Wet and Wild Day, Wheels Days, dress up days, and family events such as Father’s Day, Grandparents morning tea and our annual Christmas Party and Preschool Graduation. We also support many charities by being involved in events such as Jeans for Genes Day, Red Nose Day, and The Leukemia Foundation Crazy Hair Day.